I happened to come across an episode of Alias on TV yesterday afternoon. It was episode 4.1 "Authorized Personnel Only Part 1." Um, sooooo good- that is if they showed the whole episode!!
When the shows originally aired on TV, they ran complete- all 48 minutes. Last night, several scenes were cut, minor details clipped. WTF? I don't understand! If the show was built around the 1 hour time-slot, which is 48 minutes with commericals, then why would a network need to cut it? LAME!
Anyways, aside from the obvious cuts any Alias fan would have noticed, I was reminded of what an amazing episode it is. Tomasaki! One of my favorite bad guys! Syd is back in her apartment! Cute hair cut, great lighting, new APO set, Angela Basset! Soooo good. My room mate actually sat through the whole thing- but she didn't ask any questions. Nothing. Not a one. I was fully prepared to give her the entire story of Alias, in order to catch her up- as it must have been hard to understand Sydney's bitterness towards Sloane has her new boss without knowing that he was her old boss, a terrorist cell leader who killed her fiance. But Amanda didn't ask. I mean, if 4.1 wasn't enough to peak her curiousity, then maybe she's not cut out for the world of Alias after all. Oh, well.